Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday, Sewing, taking stock

     Yesterday was full of sewing and the housekeeper came and really hit the master bed and bath.  So grateful for this service provided by my eldest daughter.  We had left overs for dinner and I still have a large portion of pork roast left over so I am going to chop it up and make a large dish of fried rice with it.  Maybe a broccoli and bacon salad.  Okay dinner is done.  Yes this is how Kim flies.  I guess I could menu plan but I just can't get myself to stick to anything and mom always upsets the apple cart.

     Speaking of mom, she is having a real hard time right now.  I had to sleep with her last night to get her to go to bed.  When I got up this morning she did not want me to go.  She is doing a lot of crying and whimpering.  I am beside myself and don't know what to do.  I am counting down the days until Sis gets here.  She works herself into A-fib with these fits of self pity and then that is such a time waster for me.  That sounds unkind and crass, but I am dealing with a selfish, spoiled child right now that used to be my mother.  Carry on, carry on.

     I received my refund over payment from Sears yesterday so that went into the pay off the home loan pile. I am waiting on a $25.00 refund from an old CC also.  Every little bit helps.

     I was able to get two more prom dresses out and I have two more to get out today, I also took in another wedding dress.  Now there are 7 wedding dresses and I haven't been able to touch even one of them.  I am going to attack the piles in the shop and I swear get a quilt tied today.  That will give mom something to do. 

     While I was heating up leftovers last night I started some of my seeds.  The first corn planting, the beans, some Herbs, zucchini, yellow squash, pumpkins, cucumbers.  I need to find my flower seeds and then get those started in a couple of weeks.  I also did a walk around of the yard, taking stock of the cleaning that needs to be done. I just cannot wait for a day where I get to work in the yard. It was really warm here yesterday, but rainy today.

     The shop is so full right now and it is a mess, which I dislike, but when Sis comes she will get me all organized and spiffy.  Can you tell I am excited to see her?

Well I am off to tie a quilt and sew my little heart out.

Have a great and productive day staying positive while in the negative!

Kim

17 comments:

  1. Yay! for a full shop. Hope you get some time to tackle your sewing jobs. Aging parents isn't fun. My dad is so hard headed that my mom and I could scream. Always had been it's just harder to deal with as he developes health issues.

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    1. Mom was just plain awful today. Nothing would make her happy. I about lost my mind.

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  2. Too bad she is having such a hard time.

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    1. Yeah too bad for me. I think she enjoys it.

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  3. Everybody needs a Sis like yours. Sorry that your mom is having a rough time; prayers for better days ahead!

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    1. Thank you. I am counting the days that my sister gets here.

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  4. I'm glad your sis is coming soon and that you got some more sewing in. I am very sorry that your mom's condition seems to be deteriorating though. I'm not sure how much longer you will be able to keep her safely at home with you. :(

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    1. You are right there and her safety will be compromised by me.....:) Okay just blowing off a little steam.

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  5. Woohoo on the refund! As for the mother...sigh.

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    1. I really don't want to love my refund more than my mother:) Sigh is right

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  6. I feel your pain! Go sew! Maybe you will not be able to hear over the hum of the machine!

    In the past 2 days my sister and I have heard that we laugh too much, my pants are too short/long/worn (how dare I wear a comfortable pair of jeans to her house when I was going no where else and did not give a flip if they are about to wear through at the knees) I look tired, sister says "you know" too much. sister needs to pluck her eyebrows, she has a "high" hip. I hold my left shoulder too low yada, yada, yada.
    In addition she is scared to be at her house alone now, but refuses to move or allow us to hire anyone to be with her. I wish I had as big of a heart as you do and could have her move in with us, but she would swallow me whole. I thought the years when the kids are all grown but before retirement were supposed to be our "golden years". I was wrong.

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    1. Well you are just building confidence all over the place. Now take those holy jeans of yours add a pair of really high heels and dance the night away! As for yours sister's high hip I don't have any answers.

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  7. Elder care is more difficult than child care I firmly believe. As adults, of course you want to honor and repsect them and their wishes, preferences, butit comes at your expense. You are doing a difficult job with grace and dignity.

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    1. I am going to get a T-shirt printed with grace on one side and dignity on the other.

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    2. I thought Grace and Dignity were the names you gave your boobies. *snort*

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    3. No those are the names of your boobies.

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  8. Your daughter is a peach.

    I'm sorry to hear your mother is feeling so bad and demanding so much of you. S there any sort of adult day care or senior center in your town? Maybe if she made some other connections she'd feel less sorry for herself.

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